hi everyone - i hope you had a great weekend! my girlfriends and i were talking recently about the notion of "rewarding yourself". for us, we get into gruelling marathon long days, with a long-term project deadline. the pace is unrelenting, and the light at the end of the tunnel is really far away. we either say "when i am done, i will reward myself" or you get little treats along the way. this is either buying something, a treat, a trinket, even a snack (cupcakes, anyone? heck, even a nap!)
it may not be the most logical way to deal with stress, but having something to look forward to can help with morale as long as you do it responsibly. this reward notion also applies to my husband and kids. when i am in this vacuum of long hauls, they are paying the price too, and sacrifice mommy time. i make it up to them, with not just gifts, but lots of time, hugs and kisses. this past weekend, that meant being in a museum full of what seemed to be thousands of screaming kids.
* do you use the reward rationalization? * p.s. *there is another sale at j. crew today - extra 30% off sale items using code OURTREAT*
outfit - jacket: zara, old; necklace: j crew, old, similar here on sale; dress: tory burch petula sheath, old, similar here on sale; shoes: holt renfrew 175th anniversary manolo blahnik magenta suede BB, similar here; sunglasses: tom ford, old